ARSENAL star Gabriel has admitted he jokes around with Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil dressing room amid speculation he could be on his way from Manchester City.
Jesus’ contract at the Etihad expires next summer and City could look to capitalize on the striker lest they lose him for free.
One of the interested clubs is Arsenal, who want to build on their fifth place in the Premier League.
The Gunners have Gabriel, Jesus’ Brazil team-mate, on their books and the defender has admitted they are “joking in the dressing room about the potential transfer”.
Nothing is certain, but in Gabriel’s eyes Jesus would be a hit in the Emirates should he move to north London.
Ahead of his potential international debut against South Korea on June 6, Gabriel said of Jesus: “We joke in the dressing room but there’s nothing there.
“He’s certainly a good player and if he goes to Arsenal it will help us a lot.”
Arsenal aren’t the only club interested in signing the four-time Prem winners.
North London rivals Tottenham, who beat Arsenal to fourth and last place in the Champions League, are said to be interested in Jesus.
Antonio Conte is set to discuss the club’s spending plans for the summer with chairman Daniel Levy and football’s managing director Fabio Paratici later this week after resting for a few days with his family in Italy.
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The ex-Chelsea coach reportedly wants around six new signings this summer.
Tottenham are set to sign Dejan Kulusevski, who has scored twice at Carrow Road, on a permanent basis for £25m following his loan from Juventus.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5448067/arsenal-gabriel-brazil-gabriel-jesus-transfer/ Arsenal star Gabriel reveals he and Gabriel Jesus are ‘joking in the dressing room’ over his Man City transfer